OYTIΣ - Orosz István. Balassi Kiadó, Budapest, 1994.
Posters - Istvan Orosz. Edited by Vladislav Rostoka, Bratislava, 2001.
Orosz István - Graphic Works, Published on the exhibition of István Orosz in the "Festőterem", Sopron, 2001.
Deep Down - István Orosz. Published on the occasion of the exhibition "Orosz bij Escher" in Escher in Het Paleis The Hague, 2005.
Felhők Poloniusnak / Clouds for Polonius. Published on the occasion of the exhibition of István Orosz in Ernst Museum, Budapest, 2006.Orosz
István Orosz: A lerajzolt idő / The Drawn Time, Tiara Publishing House, Budapest, 2008.
Vision Of Design - István Orosz. Edited by Jianping He. Hesign, Berlin, 2007.
Vision of Design is a series of ten books featuring an extensive range of international graphics designers. Curate to bring some of the most powerful statements in graphic design to the masses, the series boldly tackles designers whose works are shaped by their context. Each book focuses on an outstanding designer, selected for their stunning art direction.Provocative and distinctive, the Vision of Design series showcases the works of distinguished designers, who are making international impart with their brilliant work. Printed in full colour, the books contain visually stunning posters, latest works and inspiring images with introductory texts and exclusive interviews.
Orosz István: Körzővel rajzolt víz. Poems by Istvan Orosz. L'Harmattan Publishing House, Budapest, 2008.
István Orosz - Anamorphoses with Double Meanings. Edited by Rinus Roelofs and Martha Havema. Faculty Club, Universiteit Twente, 2008.
Orosz István: Mazes I. Thirty poems. Vincze Műhely, Szentendre, 2004.
Orosz István: Mazes II. Three filmnovellas and a fourth one. Vincze Műhely, Szentendre, 2005.
Orosz István - Látszattani Leckék / Lessons on Semblances. Published on the occasion of the exhibition of István Orosz in the Museum of Dom, Pécs, 2009.
20 artists of Optical illusion. Sterling Publishing Co. New York, 2004.
A collection profiling the work of over fifteen optical illusion artists (Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Salvador Dalí, Sandro Del Prete, Jos De Mey, M.C. Escher, Robert Gonsalves, Matheau Haemakers, Ken Knowlton, Vik Muniz, Scott Kim, Guido Moretti, Istvan Orosz, John Pugh, Oscar Reutersvärd, Roger Shepard, Dick Termes, Rex Whistler), profiling their work in depth. Most of the work in this volume has not been previously published. There is no comparable volume available. Introductory preface by Pulitzer-winning author Douglas Hofstadter.
Perception - Deception. Published on the occasion of the exhibition of István Orosz in Payne Gallery of Moravian College, Bethlehem, 1998.
István Orosz. Hammerpress, Grafik Archive, 1998.
Limited editon of 750 copies for an exbition in Kansas City, Missouri in 1998. Sprial bound in boards with a slipcase made out of the same kind of boards. Book has a banner that is semi-opaque with the artist's name on it. Editor: Lance Barton.
Graphic magazines:Print, Linea Grafica, Projekt, Lúdica.
István Orosz: The Ambassador and the Paraoh
The Ambassador and the Pharao. This book was written about, or rather on the pretext of two pictures. One of them was painted by Holbein, but somebody, sometime forged his name under the other one. Once in the past they were hanging in the same hall, in the customer’s castle, who was Jean de Dienteville, a French ambassador from the 16th century. Now, they are separated by an ocean.
Scholarly analysis, attempts on interpretation, literary fiction and a contemporary artist’s written and drawn notes – these constitute this book. The author, István Orosz just like Holbein, often worked on assignment. He tried several times the special portrayal techniques of paintings and the optical illusion called anamorphosis, and perhaps it is not of minor importance that he had the opportunity of living in a totalitarian dictatorship similar to that which had surrounded the German painter and the French ambassador in the royal court of Henry VIII.
The reader should select according to his/her pleasure from among the several and sometimes conflicting threads, select or reject explanations, we could add in good style, indeed as the most important criterion of the anamorphosis is that appropiate viewpoint and a redeeming visual angle must be found out by the viewer.
Válogatott sejtések / Selected conjectures. Studies Essays Articles
Sakkparti a szigeten / Chess Game in the Island
In April of 1908 Maxim Gorky organized a "literary" meeting in his villa in Capri. The two most important participants were Aleksandr Bogdanov and Vladimir Ulyanov (better known as Lenin), both are candidates of the Bolshevik party leadership. They had been good friends, but at the time our story they are political opponents. The chess game played by them at the villa's terrace can be regarded as a symbol of this relationship. Many photos were taken of this game, but the number of spectators standing around the table keeps changing, because they are removed during subsequent publications who have become unworthy to be visible in the company of Lenin. The game steps remain, but personal and political parties can be reconstructed between the two main characters, as well as the pre-World War years, intellectual currents, chess curiosities and history of photography.